All Year (Conditions Apply)
Available
Half Day or Full Day
Duration
River Wye & Brecon Canal
Location
6/10
Physicality

Canoe & Kayak Hire on the River Wye, South Wales

Hire a canoe or kayak for a few hours, and explore the river wye. We offer half day canoe hire, full day canoe hire and multi day canoe expeditions.

Our canoe hire fleet consists of open canoes that seat 2 or 3 people (also known as Canadian canoes) and single person sit-on-top Kayaks, giving you a choice of craft for your leisurely journey down the river. You will find yourself truly spoilt when paddling down this beautiful stretch of the river Wye, starting from Glasbury-on-Wye, taking in the stunning views of the Black Mountains and surrounding countryside as well as getting glimpses of the local wildlife along the way.

Our canoe & kayak hire is available for either a half day or a full day or, for those looking to get away, we have 2-5 day canoe expeditions – with camping along the way to book a canoe call us on 01497 897897 or you can book online.

At the end of your trip we will be on hand to collect you and return you to our activity centre – It’s that easy!

Want to learn to canoe or kayak? At Black Mountain we offer canoe and kayak taster day’s, where our qualified BCU instructors will introduce you to art of paddling a canoe or kayak safely down the river Wye. these courses are ideal for people with no experience or if you are looking to improve your skills then we can offer you 1,2 & 3 star awards in canoe and kayak.

We also offer guided tours which are ideal for schools, collages (see our school page), groups of social friends or company days out.


Check availability & book your river trip today!

River Trips Details


Half Day Hire

The Journey: 
Route – Glasbury to Hay-on-Wye
Distance – 5 Miles

Times:
Morning – 9:30am to 12:30pm
Afternoon – 1:30pm to 4:30pm

 Pricing:
Adults – £26.00 per person
Children – £20.00 per person

Sit-on-Top Kayaks are suitable for 14 years +. Adult rate will apply. Experience required.

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Full Day Hire

The Journey: 
Route – Glasbury to Whitney-on-Wye
Distance – 10.5 Miles

Times:
Arrive – 9:30am
Return – 4:30pm

 Pricing:
Adults – £36.00 per person
Children – £26.00 per person

Sit-on-Top Kayaks are suitable for 14 years +. Adult rate will apply. Experience required.

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Multi-Day Hire

If you really want to get away, here’s how…

Our overnight canoe hire expeditions are available from 2 – 5 days, starting from Glasbury and going downstream as far as Tintern. You can camp out each evening at designated campsites or B&B’s along the river Wye and if your planning a longer adventure of 3 or more days, you can also discover Wye valley and the historic towns of Hereford, Ross and Monmouth.

Route: Glasbury to Preston-on-Wye
Distance: 23 miles
Cost: £36.00 per person, per day


Day 1:
Arrive at Black Mountain Activities, load your gear into dry barrels, grab a buoyancy aid and paddle and open canoe and you’re ready to go! We will transport you to the starting point in Glasbury, from there you will begin the first part of your journey, a 10 mile paddle downstream to Whitney-on-Wye.

Day 2: You will continue downstream in your open canoe a further 12 miles to Preston-on-Wye, where we will meet you at 3.30pm and transport you back to the activity centre (30 minutes drive).

Route: Glasbury to Hereford
Distance: 30 miles
Cost: £36.00 per person, per day


Day 1:
will see you paddle 10 miles from Glasbury down to Whitney; stopping there for your first night.

Day 2: you will continue a further 12 miles down meandering river to Preston-on-Wye; your final camping stop along the river.

Day 3: for your final day, you will paddle the remaining 10 miles downstream to Hereford, where we will meet you at 3.30pm and transport you back to the activity centre (45 minute drive).

Route: Glasbury to Hoarwithy
Distance: 23 miles
Cost: £36.00 per person, per day


Day 1:
You will paddle 10 miles from Glasbury to Whitney, where you will stop for your first night.

Day 2: you will continue a further 12 miles down to Preston-on-Wye, stopping for your second night.

Day 3: this is the longest day of the trip with 19 miles to paddle down to Holme Lacy. You will be landing at Lucksall caravan & campsite for the 3rd night.

Day 4: is then a final leisurely 10 mile paddle down to Hoarwithy, where we will meet you at 3.00pm and transport you back to the activity centre (1 hour drive).

For those looking for a real expedition, then the 5 day river trip is for you!

Route: Glasbury to Ross-on-Wye
Distance: 60 miles
Cost: £36.00 per person, per day


Day 1:
Starting from Glasbury you will begin your trip with the gentle stretch down to your first stopover – Whitney-on-wye.

Day 2: you will then continue a further 12 miles of meandering river down to Preston for your second stop.

Day 3: is the longest day with 19 miles to paddle so, have a good hearty breakfast, pack your lunch and enjoy this long but adventurous stretch down to HolmeLacey, where your stop is Lucksall Campsite.

Day 4: you can take it easy on day 4, with a leisurely 10 mile paddle down to Hoarwithy. Here you can camp at Tresseck campsite for your fourth and final night.

Day 5: is you final 10 miles down to Ross-on-wye, where we will meet you at 3.00pm and transport you back to the activity centre (1 hour).

In order as located on the River.

Day 1
Whitney Toll Bridge | 01497 831669
 Visit Site

The Pound Camp & BnB | 01497 831391
Visit Site


Day 2
Bycross Farm Campsite | 01981 500 284
Visit Site
Court Farm Campsite | 01981 500 349
Visit Site


Day 3
Lucksall Campsite | 01432 870 213
Visit Site


Day 4
Tresseck Campsite | 01432 840492
Visit Site

Multi-day hire cost includes 2-seater canoe & paddles, buoyancy aids, 1 large dry barrel & 1 small dry barrel, transport & private overnight parking.

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Restrictions

Minimum of 2 people required to book
There must be correct number of adults per children, see ratios below.
Sit-on-Top Kayaks available for 14 years +. Experience required. Adult rate will apply
Some paddling experience is required when hiring.

Adult : Child Ratios
4-12yrs – 2 adults per child (in same boat)
12-15yrs – 1 adult per child


Weather Conditions
If the river levels are too high or deemed unsafe, hire will take place on the Brecon Canal. Please feel free to contact us 24 hours before arrival to check river levels.


Canoe & Kayak Hire is available as either a half day session or full day session. Times for each hire slot are specified below. Please also be aware that times include check-in, kit-up and transport to/from the river.

MINIMUM AGE 4 years
ADULT/CHILD RATIOS 4 – 12yrs – 2 adults per child (in same boat)
12 – 15yrs – 1 adult per child
HIRE TIMES Full Day – 9:30am to 4:30pm
Morning – 9:30am to 12:30pm
Afternoon – 1:30pm to 4:30pm
ARRIVAL POINT All customers are to arrive at the Black Mountain Adventure Centre 15 minutes prior to hire time.
HIRE VENUE River Wye
WHAT’S PROVIDED Buoyancy Aid
Paddle & Canoe / Sit-on-Top Kayak
Transport to/from the water
WHAT TO BRING Swimwear
Towel
Full change of clothes
Trainers (no flip flops, sandals or wetsuit socks)
Do not bring valuables where possible
Alcohol is NOT permitted at any time
WEATHER If the river levels are too high and deemed unsuitable on your chosen hire date, all hire will take place on the Brecon & Monmouthshire Canal. Please feel free to contact us 24 hours before arrival to check river levels.
RESTRICTIONS Minimum of 2 people required to book
There must be correct number of adults per children, see ratio section above.
Sit-on-Top Kayaks available for 14 years +. Experience required.
Some paddling experience is required when hiring.

All our activity sessions take place outdoors where conditions may be wet, cold & muddy. Please consider this prior to arrival, preparing yourself with appropriate clothing for the outdoors.

Campsites along the river…

Day 1
Whitney Toll Bridge |  01497 831669 | Visit 
The Pound Camp & BnB | 01497 831391 | Visit

Day 2
Bycross Farm Campsite | 01981 500 284 | Visit
Court Farm Campsite | 01981 500 110 | Visit

Day 3
Lucksall Campsite | 01432 870 213 | Visit

Day 4
Tresseck Campsite | 01432 840492 | Visit

Campsites are listed by order of their location along the river

Check availability and book online today!

Not all dates are released online so if the date you would like is displayed as ‘unavailable’, or does not have enough spaces, give us a call and we will do our best to help. For group bookings please give us a call on 01497 847897.

HALF DAY

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FULL DAY

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MULTI-DAY

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